Former Leeds United ‘keeper Paul Robinson has claimed that Adam Forshaw will be a big miss for the Whites in their chase for promotion.
The midfielder was ruled out for the remainder of the season after he had surgery on a hip injury with the former Middlesbrough player returning in time for this summer’s pre-season schedule (via BBC).
However, Robinson is convinced his woes could cause problems for the Yorkshire outfit ahead of the final Championship games of the campaign. He said: “Forshaw has been a big miss for Leeds all season and he’ll be a big miss for the rest of the season. Hip injuries are always difficult ones and the problem is that it’s not an injury that’s easily solved by surgery.” (Source: MOT Leeds News)
Despite the fact Forshaw enjoyed some good early season form before his injury, the central midfielder will not be a big miss for the outfit. After his final appearance in the loss to Charlton Athletic, Marcelo Bielsa’s team went on a to lose just two games in their next 17 games in the second division, building up a nine-point gap to third-place following the 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion.
While the side has let the gap fall to just three points, this was down to more issues like the side’s potency in front of goal. The losses against the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic showed the side’s issues are down to their finishing as opposed to losing Forshaw in midfield.
To continue, Kavin Phillips has been performing admirably as a sole defensive midfielder, in a 4-1-4-1 formation, in the most recent games against Brentford and Bristol City. He has earnt praise for his displays in the centre of the pitch with talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham claiming he was ‘England class’, showing that the 28-year-old is not a ‘big miss’ as Robinson claims.
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